World Cup

Sourav Ganguly

Top 5 ODI captains and their last series

EssentiallySports brings you a list of top five ODI captains in cricket and their last series. 1.…

UEFA finally agrees to accept goal-line technology

NYON, Switzerland (Reuters) – UEFA finally overcame its reluctance to adopt goal-line technology on Friday,…

Souness welcomes 40-team World Cup concept

LONDON (Reuters) – Former Scotland captain Graeme Souness is backing the idea of expanding the…

Confident Vieira embraces New York coaching challenge

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) – Patrick Vieira has learnt from some of soccer’s…

FIFA presidential candidate Infantino suggests 40-team World Cup, co-hosting

By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) – FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino suggested expanding the World…

Chile, other Latin American FAs, fined for homophobic chanting by fans

ZURICH (Reuters) – Chile’s Football Association has been fined 70,000 Swiss francs ($69,410) because of…

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

India to blood rookies in Australia, says skipper Dhoni

REUTERS – India will test out several uncapped players in the limited- overs series in…

Australia’s Kingston Heath to host 2016 World Cup of Golf

(Reuters) – Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne will stage this year’s World Cup of…

Gunfire celebration in Kabul after dramatic Afghanistan win

KABUL (Reuters) – Heavy gunfire rang out in celebration in Kabul after Afghanistan’s cricket team…

Ethics watchdog recommends nine-year ban for FIFA’s Valcke

ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA’s ethics watchdog has recommended a nine-year ban for secretary-general Jerome Valcke…

Garcia’s FIFA corruption report must be published – Prince Ali

LONDON (Reuters) – FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein has called for Michael Garcia’s…

Australia skipper Steve Smith named ICC Cricketer of the Year

REUTERS – Australia captain Steve Smith was named ICC Cricketer of the Year for 2015…

FIFA Headquarters

FIFA ethics committee unlikely to stop at Blatter, Platini

ZURICH (Reuters) – Largely anonymous, lacking police powers and with its independence sometimes questioned, FIFA’s…

Scandal-hit Sepp Blatter named ‘Swiss of the Year’

ZURICH (Reuters) – Suspended world soccer chief Sepp Blatter was named “Swiss of the Year”…

Putin says FIFA’s Blatter “a respected person”, deserves Nobel prize

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter…

Imran Shaikh

From the Cricket World Cup to a Chaat Stall – Imran Shaikh

The captain of the Indian deaf and mute cricket team, Imran Shaikh, has recently opened…

Exclusive: Aggreko pulls Olympics tender, leaves Rio 2016 power in doubt

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Temporary power supplier Aggreko has pulled out of a tender…

Swiss examine 133 suspicious transactions linked to 2018 and 2022 World Cups

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss authorities are reviewing 133 reports of suspicious financial activity linked to…

Luiz Felipe Scolari

Life goes on for upbeat Scolari

By Brian Homewood OSAKA (Reuters) – Former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was back to…

FIFA

FIFA approves reform package, delays World Cup expansion

By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA’s executive committee approved a package of planned reforms…

Wolfgang Niersbach German FA

Beckenbauer unhappy with German FA over World Cup affair

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) – Franz Beckenbauer, the former World Cup-winning player and coach…

Bayern’s Ribery closing in on comeback says Guardiola

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery, sidelined with an injury…

Strong words in England camp after defeat – Farbrace

DUBAI (Reuters) – Assistant coach Paul Farbrace said there were strong words in England’s dressing…

Returning Neymar lifts Brazil hopes for Argentina win

By Luis Ampuero BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Neymar has the skills to hurt Argentina when…

Beckenbauer back in the spotlight after FA boss quits

By Karolos Grohmann REUTERS – Pressure on Franz Beckenbauer to explain payments and provide answers…

Top 4 Assist Makers for Spain

Football is a game which is won by scoring goals. But the process behind scoring…

Palestine to host World Cup qualifiers in Jordan

ZURICH (Reuters) – Palestine will host this month’s home World Cup qualifiers against Saudi Arabia…

Russia World Cup 2018 organisers: bid vote was not pre-decided

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian team that successfully bid to host the 2018 World Cup…

Exclusive: Asian sports chief hopes for election deal between AFC and UEFA

By Simon Evans WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One of the top powerbrokers in global sport, Sheikh…

Top 10 Players to watch at 2015 U-17 World Cup

This year’s Under-17 World Cup is being hosted by one of the rising powers in…